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Gear Up for Fall With Key Flexibility Exercises

By Sandy Schroeder

Before we know it we will be knee deep in fall demands with fitness frequently taking a backseat. If you sit all day every day, now might be a good time to work on hip flexibility to squat lower, jump higher and bend more easily.

At the same time, you might want to enlist some chiropractic help to review all of your health and fitness questions.

See Your Chiropractor

The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you staffs a wellness center that helps people of all ages to find the best answers for pain, health and fitness.

When you come in your chiropractor will explain how spinal health can help improve your overall health. The spine keeps us moving through the day and the central nervous system inside makes sure we have the brain and body coordination needed. When the spine is healthy, everything works better.

Gentle targeted spinal adjustments may ease your aches and pains and provide a whole new sense of wellness. Individuals often report having more energy, sleeping better or feeling more relaxed. Benefits are unique to the individual.

Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments often provide a real health boost to keep you moving with key exercises such as these hip routines. They could help you handle work and give you more flexibility when you hit the courts on the weekend.

Exercises for Hip Flexibility

If you feel stiff and sore after a long day at your desk, these hip exercises from the WellAndGood.com site could make the difference. Always check with your doctor before starting new exercises, and start gradually with new routines.

Perfect squat mobility - Stand with feet slightly wider than hips with toes pointing forward. Lift arms up near ears, squat down and pull the right knee toward your shoulder as you reach the right arm down. Hold the squat position for 15 seconds. Imagine sitting in a chair as your shift your seat back slightly. If you feel off balance, press heels into the mat and keep knees in line with the toes.

Simple mat leg lifts for the hips - Working on hip flexibility can be as easy as lying flat on your mat and lifting both legs up toward the ceiling and holding them there. Lower, rest and repeat with one leg lift at a time. Hip flexors and abdomen both benefit from this simple exercise. If you need them you can use yoga straps to stay in position.

When you are ready to line up a fall boost, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your neighborhood. No appointments are needed and clinics are open evenings and weekends. Personal healthcare plans eliminate the hassle of insurance.  When you are traveling, there are over 475 clinics available across the nation to keep you in shape.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Columbus, Ga.

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